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The Player Of Games: A Culture Novel

Iain M. Banks

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Fiction, Science fiction

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy.

Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

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Praise for The Player Of Games: A Culture Novel

  • Few of us have been exposed to a talent so manifest and of such extraordinary breadth - THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION

  • Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy - the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more - NME

  • Banks is an incredibly talented writer. All his books are lively and entertaining. They are laced with a wry humour, fascinating characters and inspired plots. THE PLAYER OF GAMES, I am pleased to say is no exception... Go on, treat yourself, you won't be disappointed. - STARBURST

  • In The Player of Games, Iain M. Banks presents a distant future that could almost be called the end of history. Humanity has filled the galaxy, and thanks to ultra-high technology everyone has everything they want, no one gets sick, and no one dies. It's - Brooks Peck, AMAZON.CO.UK

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